March 22, 2018
Nationwide Accepts Prestigious 2018 Catalyst Award
For exceptional efforts to advance women in business
Columbus, OH - Nationwide was honored at Catalyst’s annual Awards Dinner held at the New York Hilton Midtown on March 20, 2018, where the company formally accepted the prestigious 2018 Catalyst Award. For more than 30 years, the Catalyst Award has honored companies for exceptional efforts that advance women in business through innovative recruitment, development and advancement initiatives.
“We are proud of this accomplishment and our long-term partnership with the Catalyst organization,” said Steve Rasmussen, Nationwide’s Chief Executive Officer “This award is a reflection of Nationwide’s strong culture of inclusion and commitment to our associates, members and communities where we live and work.”
Nationwide’s enterprise-wide initiative, Our Associates’ Success Drives Business Success, has enabled the organization to lift all 34,000 associates, including advancing women and diverse associates. Nationwide’s Board, CEO and senior leaders play an important role through their active support of the initiative and providing associates equal access to the tools and resource that help them grow, thrive and impact the business.
“We’re honored to be a recipient of the coveted Catalyst Award,” said Gale King, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Nationwide. “Catalyst’s strong mission of accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion aligns with Nationwide’s culture of ensuring that all of our associates can succeed. This is a continuing commitment and key to our future success as an organization.”
Nationwide participated in a rigorous examination by Catalyst of the company’s recruitment, development and advancement initiatives requiring the company to show proven, measurable results that benefit women across a range of dimensions. This was followed by intensive on-site interviews to hear directly from associates about their experiences at Nationwide as a result of the initiative. Since 1987 Catalyst has recognized 88 initiatives at 82 organizations around the world, whose innovative and pioneering initiatives have proven powerful in making change.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.